Aeroflot has named its most popular routes
over the new year holiday period.
Between 31 December 2022 and 8 January 2023 the
airline operated 3,115 flights transporting 476,000 passengers. Of
those, over 340,000 people were carried on domestic routes.
The most popular destinations for passengers
travelling from Moscow were:
• Saint Petersburg (20,000 passengers)
• Kaliningrad (9,900 passengers)
Yekaterinburg (8,900 passengers)
Aeroflot A321 reg: VP-BTR. Picture by Steven Howard of TravelNewsAsia.com
• Phuket (8,900 passengers –
top international destination). Russia is one of Thailand’s most
important and fastest growing tourism markets. In November 2022,
Thailand welcomed 108,985 visitor arrivals from Russia, up from
just 5,836 in November 2021 when many more COVID19-related
restrictions were in place. In 2020, the Kingdom welcomed 587,167
Russian arrivals, down over 60% from the 1,483,334 who visited in
• Istanbul (8,700 passengers)
• Kazan (8,400 passengers)
Mineralnye Vody (8,200 passengers)
• Vladivostok (7,200
• Dubai (7,100 passengers)
The maximum number of passengers travelled to
Moscow and Mineralnye Vody, from Saint Petersburg, and to Moscow
from the Krasnoyarsk hub.
The highest load factor was on
flights between Moscow and the following cities:
• Saint Petersburg
All passengers on
new year’s eve flights departing and arriving in Moscow were
served champagne, sparkling wine and chocolates – an Aeroflot
Russia’s national carrier also held new year’s eve raffles on 17 flights
scheduled to be in the air at midnight. Twenty four free economy
class round-trip tickets to any destination in the Aeroflot route
network were raffled off among 4,178 travellers.
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